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Gibbet Hill Grill in Groton

What have your experiences been like at Gibbet Hill Grill in Groton?

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Gibbet Hill Grill: Restaurant
61 Lowell Rd, Groton, MA 01450

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  1. We've only eaten there once, and it was a couple years ago so my comments may not still apply. The reason we haven't been back is we found the food pretty boring and ordinary. On the other hand, friends of ours have been there and thought it was pretty good. (We and these friends both have fairly high standards, but tend not to agree on what is good maybe because of basic differences in food preferences. I suspect we'll eventually meet there sometime, since it's halfway between us, and see what happens...)

    1. We have been there a number of times from opening week on. The food is relatively simple, steaks, our favorite the haddock on a bed of corn chowder, a recent sald with greens grown on the patio, the grilled cheese tomato soup app was interesting and especially attractive to our grandchildren. We love the atmosphere, the help is knowledgeable and available. Reservations are a must unless you arrive at an off hour. We have taken business clients and family and have never been disappointed.

      We love the building and the windows designed to take advantage of the views of the cattle --although on our visit a few weeks ago I didn't see any cattle. We have often arrived early to take a hike before dinner--one grandaughter declared the ruins to be the remains of Cinderella's castle. It is a distance for us, but we are always looking for an excuse to introduce someone new to this lovely destination.

      1. I've been several times. The food is good but nothing great. The scenery is very nice.

        1. Though times and menu are very limited, if it fits it's worth checking out Gilson's Herb Lyceum. It's only about a mile from Gibbet Hill. Fixed monthly menu at $55pp, Friday and Saturday nites only with reservations. Group seatings in an old barn-type setting but we find it very enjoyable and a great night out with another couple.

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          Gilson's Herb Lyceum
          368 Main St, Groton, MA

          1. Echo the food - nothing special but decent enough. Nice remodel of the barn makes for an impressive dining area. Probably fine for most corporate outings where food is not the main focus. I didn't find the wait staff to be particularly knowledgeable but the efficiency was fine. It would have been nice if they didn't pave the parking lot and left it as well-graded dirt or stone as it gives too much of a corporate look for that setting.

            1. I have not been since they hired Chef Tom Fosnot (Blu, Rocca) this past year. It was decent before he came though, and the restaurant and the setting is very impressive.

              1. Nothing special. Very nice atmosphere and the service is good but the food is pedestrian. Tries to pass itself as somewhat of an upscale steakhouse but my dry-aged bone-in sirloin was average at best. The bearnaise sauce was like wallpaper paste on my friend;s steak - even after we sent it back. Won't be back.

                1. Has anyone been here in recent months? I am interested in any feedback - thanks!

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                  1. re: spectra21

                    From their website, it appears that Gibbett Hill is now part of a local chain. I haven't dined there since 2010, so can't comment.

                    1. re: Kat

                      Restaurant group does not equal chain.

                    2. re: spectra21

                      We've never had a bad meal. Its not a "top of the line" steak house. but it is a nice place for a martini or two and a nice piece of meat. The view is great and the staff is always very helpful. Never feel under dressed or over dressed there. Just comfortable.